Sexuality Criteria for Church Officers

As stated above, there are five overtures before the PCA’s 50th General Assembly dealing with the issue of moral qualifications for those pursuing ordained office in the PCA. These are this year’s Overtures 9, 16, 17, 23, and 24. Why so many? Why are we still hammering away at this issue? In short, this is a critically important issue and deserves the best deliberation and consideration we can give it. As Dr. Robertson so powerfully expressed last year, this is the issue of our present cultural moment. If we are ever to speak prophetically as an Assembly on the matter of homosexuality, personal morality, sexual ethics, church leadership, and our practical theology of sin (hamartiology), then it is at this point and at this time. The overwhelming importance of the issue merits the attention it is receiving.

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